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World Cancer Day February 4th

Harlan’s Livestrong Story My name is Harlan. I am a colon cancer survivor.  My surgery and the 6 months of chemo treatments that followed, left me very weak.  I attempted exercising on my own, without much success.  Then, my wife saw a Livestrong brochure at the YMCA of Broome County. We read that this free

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Debi’s 2017 Wellness Goal Gives Momentum for 2018!

Another January! Many people welcome the opportunity to push an annual reset button at the beginning of the New Year. They make resolutions and set goals for personal change and improvement. It takes real commitment to keep them for 12 months.   YMCA member, Debi, set a 2017 wellness goal at the end of 2016

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Part 2: Keeping Wellness Goals for the Whole Year: Debi’s Discoveries from 2017

Debi’s Discoveries from 2017   Hints, Helps and Insights   Debi began by weight loss by: Cutting her usual portions in half Eliminating most processed food. She traded chips and other “junk food” for fresh apples, squash and brussels sprouts. She also added chicken and fish, other seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Counting out serving

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12 Days of Fitness Challenge

  Played pickleball? Brought a friend to class? Tried a new exercise? Stood on one foot as long as you can? Thanked a lifeguard for being on duty? The YMCA of Broome County’s 12 Days of Fitness Challenge has stirred up almost as much as excitement as the clatter of 8 reindeer prancing on a

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The YMCA: Adrianne’s Community Go-To Place

The YMCA has been a go-to place in the community throughout my life. I first started at the Norwich YMCA in swim lessons when I was 5 years old. I made many lifelong friends there. My dad passed away just a few weeks before my 7th birthday. I will never forget how my mom found

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YMCA Helps Vietnam Vet, Alan, and His Wife on Their Wellness Journey

A Veteran’s Day 2017 Story Vietnam Vet, Alan, and his wife, Sharon, joined the YMCA of Broome County around 4 months ago. Sharon underwent a hip replacement in December of 2016. She followed up with all the PT visits her insurance allowed; the huge out-of-pocket expense once the coverage ended made it impossible for her

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Core Free Style; A 4:30-5:30 Land Wellness Option at West

The Core Freestyle Land Wellness class held on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at West offers an intensive advanced level workout focusing on building core strength, endurance and flexibility. Jen, the instructor, provided a warm, engaging environment for the 10 members attending on September 20th. As the regulars arrived, they grabbed a mat, a

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Better Together: YMCA Sand Volleyball Season Ends a Great Season

The Monday Night YMCA Recreational Sand Volleyball League held play-offs on Monday, August 14 in Otsiningo Park. The 16 teams were narrowed to a seeding of 6. Each team required 2 males and 2 females on their roster. The 6 Lost Doggers and 6 Airborners won their team a place in the championship match of

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Goodbye to an Inspirational YMCA Member, VHL Syndrome, Survivor and LIVESTRONG Program Member

Cheyenne, Wyoming, Here Comes Cathy! On Monday, August 28th, 2017, a group of YMCA Water Fitness enthusiasts met for a farewell breakfast. Cathy, a member of the AquaBody Blast class, planned on moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming the following week. Cathy exercised harder than anyone else in the pool, so intense other members stepped back in

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YMCA Cycling Class: A Challenging Cardio Workout

On a warm summer Thursday evening, I made my way to the Binghamton branch of the YMCA of Broome to try the 6:30 p.m. Cycling Class. I found the Cycling Studio tucked in a corner of the Wellness Center. I brought along a hand towel and a water bottle in anticipation of trying the cardio-pumped

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